I have two types of pricing, Hourly and by the Board Foot.
$450.00 per one thousand board feet (.45 cents per board foot)
when cutting one and two inch thick lumber. This price applies
when your logs are prepared and neatly stacked or lined up ready
for me to pull in, set up and get right to work. For larger stock and
beams the rate may be less if you provide helpers for off bearing
and stacking. If I am responsible for moving and stacking large
material there may be an additional cost and the need for helpers
or support equipment.
$85. per hour will apply when cutting Oak, Walnut, other
hardwoods or when cutting to grade. It will also apply if your logs
are spread out and need to be moved (skidded) to the mill site.
There is no fee for the initial set up when the board foot pricing
applies. However, if the mill needs to be moved after the initial
setup there will be a relocation fee of $75.00 for each move.
mobilization so that I can look at your logs and set up area with
you. We can also make arrangements for dealing with the cut
lumber as well as the "Lizard Backs" (waste). After seeing the logs
and the site I can give you an estimated quantity and can quote a
firm price to you for the specific size lumber you desire.
When traveling distance is greater than 30 miles, special pricing or
minimum board foot quantities may apply.
they are damaged by foreign objects such as nails, rocks, bullets,
spikes, bolts and metal. If any blade is damaged the cost is $25.
per blade. If the logs are full of dirt, rocks or mud there may be an
additional blade charge at the end of the milling project if the total
amount of blades used exceeds what is normal (one blade per 700
bdft). It is best to check urban logs with a metal detector before
milling. In most cases I will provide this service at no charge.
I can provide stickers milled from your wood or supply them pre
bundled at .25 cents each. In most cases I will stack the lumber as
long as it is no larger than 1X12 or 2X6, it is no longer than 16 feet
and the stacking area is within 15 feet of the mill. Tailings or "Lizard
Backs" are the slabs or drop off material not made into lumber. I
will also stack this off to the side as long as it is within ten feet of
the operator side of the mill. When the lumber is larger or the
stacks are farther away then another person is needed (and/or the
fees may be higher).
If the majority of your logs are under 14 inches diameter at the
small end and/or all 8 foot or shorter in length the board foot price
may increase due to the additional time and labor it takes to handle
and proses small and short logs.
If your logs need to be moved, cut to length or limbed the amount
of time I spend preparing or positioning them may add to the
Cutting your cost
If you want to keep your cost down, prepare for a smooth
processing operation of your logs. I may give a discount if you
provide support equipment or help off bearing and stacking. This
can include a reduction in the overall board foot price.
Contact Me for more details.
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the rising cost of fuel, blades and all transportation related expenses.
The recent drop in fuel cost has prompted me to hold off with this
increase. I have been taking several measures to keep overhead down
and will continue to offer all original pricing as in the past.